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1 MENTAL HEALTH PROJECT You will have two block in class(3/10-3/12 A) (3/11,3/13) for completion. I will be here to help you. The project for blocks 2 and 4 is due on 3/20/2014 The project for blocks 5,6,8 is due on 3/21/2014 You will work alone or with a partner You will Pick one of the following disorders and follow the rubric Anxiety Disorders a.GAD- General Anxiety Disorder b.Panic Disorder a. panic attacks c. Phobia d. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Mood Disorders a.Major Depressive Disorder b.Bipolar Disorder c.Cyclothymic Disorder d.Dysthymic Disorder e.Seasonal Affective Disorder

2 Rubric I.Title(Disorder) II.DSM Category(Axis I) III.Description(brief, accurate) IV.Symptoms(list) V.Treatments(list all possible treatments) VI.Interesting Facts(current studies, correlations) VII.Graphics(appropriate, interesting, accurate VIII.Text Elements(easy to read) IX.Spelling and grammar(correct) X.Turned in on time in the proper format( or handouts) TOTAL POINTS

3 Abnormal Psychology A.K.A. Psychological Disorders A “harmful dysfunction” in which behavior is judged to be atypical, disturbing, maladaptive and unjustifiable.

4 Early Theories Abnormal behavior was evil spirits trying to get out. Trephining was often used.

5 DSM IV Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: the big book of disorders. DSM will classify disorders and describe the symptoms. DSM will NOT explain the causes or possible cures.

6 FUNCTIONAL Two Major Classifications in the DSM Neurotic Disorders Distressing but one can still function in society and act rationally. Psychotic Disorders Person loses contact with reality, experiences distorted perceptions. NON FUNCTIONAL

7 Anxiety Disorders a group of conditions where the primary symptoms are anxiety or defenses against anxiety. the patient fears something awful will happen to them. They are in a state of intense apprehension, uneasiness, uncertainty, or fear.

8 Generalized Anxiety Disorder GAD An anxiety disorder in which a person is continuously tense, apprehensive and in a state of autonomic nervous system arousal. The patient is constantly tense and worried, feels inadequate, is oversensitive, can’t concentrate and suffers from insomnia.

9 Panic Disorder An anxiety disorder marked by a minutes- long episode of intense dread in which a person experiences terror and accompanying chest pain, choking and other frightening sensations.

10 Phobias A person experiences sudden episodes of intense dread. Must be an irrational fear.

11 Obsessive-compulsive disorder Persistent unwanted thoughts (obsessions) cause someone to feel the need (compulsion) to engage in a particular action. Obsession about dirt and germs may lead to compulsive hand washing.

12 Post-traumatic Stress Disorder a.k.a. PTSD Flashbacks or nightmares following a person’s involvement in or observation of an extremely stressful event. Memories of the even cause anxiety.

13 Mood Disorders Experience extreme or inappropriate emotion.

14 Major Depression A.K.A. unipolar depression Unhappy for at least two weeks with no apparent cause. Depression is the common cold of psychological disorders.

15 Bipolar Disorder Formally manic depression. Involves periods of depression and manic episodes. Manic episodes involve feelings of high energy (but they tend to differ a lot…some get confident and some get irritable). Engage in risky behavior during the manic episode.

16 Cyclothymic Disorder Cyclothymia causes emotional ups and downs, but they're not as extreme as in bipolar disorder type I or II. experience periods when your mood noticeably shifts up and down from your baseline. You may feel on top of the world for a time, followed by a low period when you feel somewhat blue. Between these cyclothymic highs and lows, you may feel stable and fine.

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18 Seasonal Affective Disorder Experience depression during the winter months. Based not on temperature, but on amount of sunlight. Treated with light therapy.

19 Resources


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